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Cheat Sheet – Screen Reader Commands for JAWS, NVDA – PDF

The power of keyboard commands! Keyboard commands or shortcuts are combination of two or more keys used to perform frequently used tasks of an application. For most users keyboard shortcuts are an alternate means of accessing the function whereas for those with visual impairments keyboard shortcuts are the only means of performing different tasks in […]

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PAC checker a nifty tool for testing PDF files for Accessibility

Do PDF documents have to be made Accessible? Yes Document Accessibility is pretty much a requirement just like Web Accessibility! PDF documents are today on the web for all sorts of information; marketing brochures, product documentations, utility bills, annual reports, taxation forms, student notes etc. Be it government organizations or private sector companies all of […]

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247 Accessible Documents at the 2018 Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

The 247 Accessible Documents team is all geared up to attend the 2018 Inter – Agency Accessibility Forum at the General Services Administration (GSA) Conference Centre on Tuesday, October 9. The Forum will include exhibits from IT companies and accessibility services providers, who will display how their products and services support those with disabilities. Today digital […]

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Content Placeholder- Little known features of PowerPoint

Reading presentations without vision! Up until I met Leona I had never thought that a blind person can access a PowerPoint Presentation. Leona works as an investor banker. She works with a leading financial institution and I met her to seek investment advice. She was seamlessly working with her presentation and was going through the […]

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Section 508 Compliance – Checklist for PDF

PDF is one of the most widely used formats for digitizing print material. Scanned or untagged PDFs are not accessible to people with print disabilities thus preventing them get access to information. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that electronic and information technology must be accessible to users with disabilities, including: Blindness, […]

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Accessible PowerPoint Checklist

PowerPoint Presentations (PPT) generally have a lot of visual content and people with visual impairment or those using screen readers often miss out the context of the PPT. Planning and structuring your PPT correctly from the start, will maximize the accessibility of your document and ensure they are available to a wider range of audience. Do check […]

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Checking the Reading Order of a PowerPoint Slide

PowerPoint Presentations are used on a regular basis to present information in a manner that is best understood and interesting for everyone at training, workshops, education, conferences, events to present reports, results or launch of products etc. People with disabilities can get access to the information presented through PowerPoint if the slides are created with […]

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Educators and Accessible Curriculum – PDF, Word or PowerPoint

I’m sitting at ATIA 2017 (#ATIA17) and am inspired to see so many special educators. The impact that a special educator has on the lives of students with disabilities is tremendous. We were just having a team conversation on what is it to provide inclusion! For us inclusion is providing the same access to students […]